Add a touch of Thai-ness to your special day by saying ‘I do’ in the traditional way with either a Sai Mongkol ceremony or a Buddhist monk blessing. For the complete experience, you can even have both. Consult our wedding planner on how you can combine these options with the Celestial or Land of the Princess packages.
Sai Mongkol is the sacred string meant to bind two people for life. In this traditional Thai blessing, simple white cotton thread is looped in circles and placed on the heads of the bride and groom, to unite the couple’s souls. This is then followed by a water blessing ritual where the wedding guests, beginning with the parents and the most respected elders of the wedding party, approach the kneeling bride and groom to pour scented water over their hands from a sacred conch shell as they offer their best wishes for a happy life together to the couple. This simple but elegant ceremony is steeped in Thai history and tradition.
In Thai belief it is important to give as well as to receive on the most important occasions of one’s life. As the couple enter into a new life together, they go to the temple to make food offerings to the monks and to receive their blessing for a happy and long lasting union. As the newly wed in a gesture of respect to offer food and other daily necessities, the monks return their gifts by chanting ancient blessings giving a spiritual dimension to the couple's promises.